George Victor Du Noyer, 1817-1869

hidden landscapes : an exhibition to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Geological Survey of Ireland

Author: George Victor Du Noyer,Fionnuala Croke,National Gallery of Ireland

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 88

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At Home with Apartheid

The Hidden Landscapes of Domestic Service in Johannesburg

Author: Rebecca Ginsburg

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813931649

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

View: 1584

Despite their peaceful, bucolic appearance, the tree-lined streets of South African suburbia were no refuge from the racial tensions and indignities of apartheid’s most repressive years. In At Home with Apartheid, Rebecca Ginsburg provides an intimate examination of the cultural landscapes of Johannesburg’s middle- and upper-middle-class neighborhoods during the height of apartheid (c. 1960–1975) and incorporates recent scholarship on gender, the home, and family. More subtly but no less significantly than factory floors, squatter camps, prisons, and courtrooms, the homes of white South Africans were sites of important contests between white privilege and black aspiration. Subtle negotiations within the domestic sphere between white, mostly female, householders and their black domestic workers, also primarily women, played out over and around this space. These seemingly mundane, private conflicts were part of larger contemporary struggles between whites and blacks over territory and power. Ginsburg gives special attention to the distinct social and racial geographies produced by the workers’ detached living quarters, designed by builders and architects as landscape complements to the main houses. Ranch houses, Italianate villas, modernist cubes, and Victorian bungalows filled Johannesburg’s suburbs. What distinguished these neighborhoods from their precedents in the United States or the United Kingdom was the presence of the ubiquitous back rooms and of the African women who inhabited them in these otherwise exclusively white areas. The author conducted more than seventy-five personal interviews for this book, an approach that sets it apart from other architectural histories. In addition to these oral accounts, Ginsburg draws from plans, drawings, and onsite analysis of the physical properties themselves. While the issues addressed span the disciplines of South African and architectural history, feminist studies, material culture studies, and psychology, the book’s strong narrative, powerful oral histories, and compelling subject matter bring the neighborhoods and residents it examines vividly to life.

Paths to the Past

Encounters with Britain's Hidden Landscapes

Author: Francis Pryor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241299982

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 139

View: 1810

Discover the hidden corners and forgotten crevices of Britain's landscapes, from lost rural treasures to unseen urban gems. Landscapes reflect and shape our behaviour. They make us who we are and bear witness to the shifting patterns of human life over the generations. Bringing to bear a lifetime's digging, archaeologist Francis Pryor delves into Britain's hidden urban and rural landscapes, from Whitby Abbey to the navvy camp at Risehill in Cumbria, from Tintagel to Tottenham's Broadwater Farm. Through fields, woods, moors, roads, tracks and towns, he reveals the stories of our physical surroundings and what they meant to the people who formed them, used them and lived in them. These landscapes, he stresses, are our common physical inheritance. If we can understand how to make them yield up their secrets, it will help us, their guardians, to maintain and shape them for future generations.

The Last Wild Places of Kansas

Journeys Into Hidden Landscapes

Author: George Frazier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700624829

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 4998

A deep travelogue that chronicles the author's nine year journey to discover the last "wild places" of Kansas; places that new generations of explorers rediscover century after century, some of which are impossible to find on maps, hidden behind barbed wire on private property, and magnificently bereft of anything beneficial to 99.9% of modern America.

The Underground Heart

A Return to a Hidden Landscape : Essays

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816520343

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 186

View: 9090

The award-winning author returns to his roots in the Southwest, driving the highways of New Mexico and Texas, and writing about the changing landscape and a thriving and diverse border culture.

Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas

Exploring a Hidden Landscape of Transformation and Resilience

Author: Robin Grossinger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520951727

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 1825

How has California’s landscape changed? What did now-familiar places look like during prior centuries? What can the past teach us about designing future landscapes? The Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas explores these questions by taking readers on a dazzling visual tour of Napa Valley from the early 1800s onward—a forgotten land of brilliant wildflower fields, lush wetlands, and grand oak savannas. Robin Grossinger weaves together rarely-seen historical maps, travelers’s accounts, photographs, and paintings to reconstruct early Napa Valley and document its physical transformation over the past two centuries. The Atlas provides a fascinating new perspective on this iconic landscape, showing the natural heritage that has enabled the agricultural success of the region today. The innovative research of Grossinger and his historical ecology team allows us to visualize the past in unprecedented detail, improving our understanding of the living landscapes we inhabit and suggesting strategies to increase their health and resilience in the future.

The Hidden Landscape

A Journey into the Geological Past

Author: Richard Fortey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409087697

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 6677

'A very well written book about geology and geological history' Sir David Attenborough, The Times 'I travelled to Haverfordwest to get to the past. From Paddington Station a Great Western locomotive took me on a journey westwards from London further and further back into geological time, from the age of mammals to the age of trilobites...' So begins this enthralling exploration of time and place in which Richard Fortey peels away the top layer of the land to reveal the hidden landscape - the rocks which contain the story of distant events, which dictate not only the personality of the landscape, but the nature of the soil, the plants that grow in it and the regional characteristics of the buildings. We travel with him as our guide throughout the British Isles and as the rocks change so we learn to read the clues they contain: that Britain was once divided into two parts separated by an ocean, that Scottish malt whisky, Harris tweed, slate roofs and thatched cottages can be traced back to tumultuous events which took place many millions of years ago. The Hidden Landscape has become a classic in popular geology since its first publication in 1993. This new edition is fully updated and beautifully illustrated.

Hidden Landscapes of the South West Coast Path

Author: Ruth Luckhurst

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857042835


Page: 144

View: 1817

The south West coast path is one of the world's most popular long-distance walking routes, taking in 630 miles of breathtaking scenery, from Minehead to poole via land's End and the lizard. The reader will find no better recommendation for reading this book than that provided by the sWcp National Trail officer, Mark owen: Anyone who loves walking the South West Coast Path National Trail and wants to find out more about the landscapes it passes through and the heritage found along our coastline will enjoy this book. The author has done a great job of bringing to life the stories behind the diverse landscapes to be found as you walk around our wonderful peninsula. For millennia, people have lived, worked, worshipped and occasionally had to fight along the coastline followed by the South West Coast Path and Ruth Luckhurst covered thousands of miles, spoke to numerous experts and local people, as well as unearthing material from archives and museums. I¿m delighted that through this book, she is able to bring all this together to give a fascinating overview of what you¿ll find as you explore the UK¿s longest National Trail. This book, along with its superb illustrations, will add immeasurably to the pleasure of exploring the lesser known aspects of the coast path, whether in planning a route to take or in looking back at a section already covered and appreciating in more detail the unique qualities of the coastal landscapes, places and people.

Dealing with biases

Three geo-archaeological approaches to the hidden landscapes of Italy

Author: Hendrik Feiken

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9492444380

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

View: 4366

This books explores the bias that is introduced by erosion and sedimentation on the distribution of archaeological materials in Mediterranean landscapes. It describes innovative and interdisciplinary work that led to the formulation of a broad range of geo-archeological approaches that are applied to two Italian areas, studied intensively by the Groningen Institute of Archaeology: the Pontine Region in South Lazio, and the Raganello Basin in North Calabria. The approaches deal with geological biases affecting the study of protohistoric remains in the sedimentary part of the Pontine plain; the development of a detailed landscape classification approach to predict and test site location preferences and survey biases in the uplands of both study areas; and the development and evaluation of an innovative computerised landscape evolution model for a test area in the Raganello Basin uplands. In addition to the presented case study, this book also shows how the three geo-archaeological approaches can be applied in a wider context to quantitatively understand how erosion and sedimentation bias our understanding of archaeological records.

Britannia Obscura

Mapping Hidden Britain

Author: Joanne Parker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784700002

Category: Great Britain

Page: 224

View: 7358

An exploration of hidden Britain, a surprisingly large small island. Longlisted for the 2014 Thwaites Wainwright Prize What is the shape of Britain? The country's outline, looking a little like a wingless dragon, is instantly recognisable on any map or globe. But jostling within that familiar profile are countless vying maps of the country. Some of these are founded on rock -- or on the natural features of the land. But far more are built on dreams -- on human activity, effort, and aspiration. Britannia Obscura is an exploration of just a few of these surprising hidden Britains. Through a series of meetings with figures such as the retired army colonel and ley-hunter John Christian, the horse-boater Sue Day, and the cave-explorer Dave Nixon, each of the book's five chapters focuses on how a different group or community imagines the land and our relationship with it. On the megalith-hunter's map of Britain, the teeming metropolis of the country lies not in the South East, but rather amid the moors of its South West corner. The canal map of Britain reveals a land that takes four or five days to cross, and in which major transport routes lie forgotten beneath willowherb and litter. And on the ever-shifting and growing caver's map of Britain there are unknown regions still waiting to be discovered. Together, the book's chapters reveal that Britain is a country with countless competing centres and ceaselessly shifting borders -- a land where one person's sleepy, remote and unexceptional province will always be the busy heart of another's map. The book also demonstrates that when viewed through the right lenses, Britain is a surprisingly large small island, which a lifetime of exploration could never exhaust. Ultimately, Britannia Obscura is a book that aims to make its readers more familiar with Britain but also excited about the endless possibilities for surprise that lie just around familiar corners.

Hidden Landscapes of Mediterranean Europe

Cultural and Methodological Biases in Pre- and Protohistoric Landscape Studies : Proceedings of the International Meeting, Siena, Italy, May 25-27, 2007

Author: Martijn van Leusen

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: 9781407309033

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 4615

Contents: Problems of chronology and function in survey assemblages: the 1999 Hidden Landscape debate reviewed (John Bintliff); 1) Making sense of a hidden Sicilian landscape (M. FITZJOHN et al); 2) CALEROS: an erosion-deposition model for landscape archaeology (H. FEIKEN et al.); 3) A prehistoric hidden landscape in an alluvial plain (G. PIZZIOLO, L. SARTI); 4) Intensive survey and protohistoric settlement in the middle Guadiana basin (Badajoz, Spain) (V. MAYORAL HERRERA et al.); 5) From space to place or from site to landscape? (S. Campana); 6) Magnetic susceptibility prospection in northern Calabria (A. KATTENBERG et al.); 7) Integrating digital aerial photogrammetry and geophysical prospection in the Gargano ?int mining landscape(A. Galiberti et al.); 8) Grotta del Romito (Cosenza): latest Pleistocene landscape (A.C. COLONESE et al.); 9) The Visible Landscape: inferring Mesolithic settlement dynamics from multifaceted evidence in the south-eastern Alps (F. FONTANA et al); 10) Toward an understanding of archaeological visibility: the case of the Trentino(F. Cavulli et al.); 11) Buried landscapes and cultural landscapes of the mountainous areas of Lombardy in pre- and protohistory (R. POGGIANI KELLER); 12) The Southern French Alps Landscape Project: an archaeological and palynological study(K. WALSH et al); 13) Fire making water on the Ligurian Apennines (R. MAGGI, A. DE PASCALE); 14) Shepherds of a coastal range: the archaeological potential of the Velebit mountain range(S. Forenbaher); 15) A hidden prehistoric landscape in the Region of Madrid (Spain): the significance of the mountains during the 3rd millennium BC (P. RIOS MENDOZA); 16) Mountains and shore: sites and communication routes of Copper Age western Liguria (N. CHIARENZA); 17) Ritual use of a mountain landscape: Iron Age sites in the lower Valle Sabbia; 18) A journey through hidden or forgotten landscapes in the northern Veneto.(S. DE NARDI); 19) Two hidden landscapes in central Portugal: Rego da Murta (Alvaiazere) and Ocreza (Macao) (L. OOSTERBEEK); 20) Landscape development of the coastal plains of Rome and Grosseto between 20,000 and 3,000 years ago (A. ARNOLDUS-HUYZENDVELD); 21) 20,000 Years of landscape evolution at Ca Tron (Venice, Italy)(P. Mozzi et al.); 22) A hidden Neolithic landscape in Apulia (southern Italy) (M. Caldara); 23) Early farming landscapes in the Friuli plain (NE Italy) (A. Fontana); 24) Remote sensing analysis in the Florentine plain: investigating wetland contexts by comparing QuickBird images and multitemporal aerial photographs (R. Salvini); 25) Soil use from the Late Chalcolithic to the Early Middle Bronze Age in the central Po plain (M. BERNABO BREA et al); 26) Micromorphology and mineralogy of the SEV core (Santarem, Portugal)(C. Nicosia); 27) Deposits and prehistoric occupation of Ribeira Ponte da Pedra (Central Portugal) (P. Rosina); 28) The rediscovery of a 5000-year-old landscape: a copper-age village on the shores of ancient lake Maccarese(A. MANFREDINI) et al.); 29) A hidden perilacustrine settlement: a village and its fields during the Middle Bronze Age (M. Angle); 30) A reconstruction of geomorphological and environmental transformations and the peopling of the territory south-east of Rome during recent prehistory (A.P. Anzidei); 31) Palaeo-environmental observations on the ancient Holocene of the Florentine area (M. Carra et al.); 32) Fossil landscapes in the Fiora Valley. Settlement development of prehistoric and late prehistoric communities read through GIS and Remote Sensing (N. NEGRONI CATACCHI et al); 33) A hidden urban landscape: Populonia between survey and excavations (F. CAMBI, V. ACCONCIA); 34) Background noise and landscape exploitation in the Late Iron Age Andalusian countryside (V. Mayoral-Herrera et al.); 35) The region of Marghine-Planargia in Sardinia (Italy): digital terrain modelling and spatial analysis in archaeology using GIS software (G. CATTARI et al).

Invisible New York

The Hidden Infrastructure of the City

Author: Stanley Greenberg,Thomas Garver

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080185945X

Category: Architecture

Page: 90

View: 9643

Reveals the hidden infrastructure of New York City demonstrating its technological evolution since the nineteenth century

The Enclosed Garden

History and Development of the Hortus Conclusus and Its Reintroduction Into the Present-day Urban Landscape

Author: Rob Aben,Saskia de Wit

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9789064503498

Category: Courtyard gardens

Page: 256

View: 5502


Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes

A Penal History of Singapore's Plural Society

Author: Anoma Pieris

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824833546

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 2704

During the nineteenth century, the colonial Straits Settlements of Singapore, Penang, and Melaka were established as free ports of British trade in Southeast Asia and proved attractive to large numbers of regional migrants. Following the abolishment of slavery in 1833, the Straits government transported convicts from the East India Company s Indian presidencies to the settlements as a source of inexpensive labor. The prison became the primary experimental site for the colonial plural society and convicts were graduated by race and the labor needed for urban construction. Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes investigates how a political system aimed at managing ethnic communities in the larger material context of the colonial urban project was first imagined and tested through the physical segregation of the colonial prison. It relates the story of a city, Singapore, and a contemporary city-state whose plural society has its origins in these historical divisions. A description of the evolution of the ideal plan for a plural city across the three settlements is followed by a detailed look at Singapore s colonial prison. Chapters trace the prison s development and its dissolution across the urban landscape through the penal labor system. The author demonstrates the way in which racial politics were inscribed spatially in the division of penal facilities and how the map of the city was reconfigured through convict labor. Later chapters describe penal resistance first through intimate stories of penal life and then through a discussion of organized resistance in festival riots. Eventually, the plural city ideal collapsed into the hegemonic urban form of the citadel, where a quite different military vision of the city became evident. Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes is a fascinating and thoroughly original study in urban history and the making of multiethnic society in Singapore. It will compel readers to rethink the ways in which colonial urban history, postcolonial urbanism, and governance have been theorized by scholars and represented by governments. "

Handbook of Landscape Archaeology

Author: Bruno David,Julian Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315427729

Category: Social Science

Page: 719

View: 4537

Over the past three decades, “landscape” has become an umbrella term to describe many different strands of archaeology. From the processualist study of settlement patterns to the phenomenologist’s experience of the natural world, from human impact on past environments to the environment’s impact on human thought, action, and interaction, the term has been used. In this volume, for the first time, over 80 archaeologists from three continents attempt a comprehensive definition of the ideas and practices of landscape archaeology, covering the theoretical and the practical, the research and conservation, and encasing the term in a global framework. As a basic reference volume for landscape archaeology, this volume will be the benchmark for decades to come. All royalties on this Handbook are donated to the World Archaeological Congress.

Modelling Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments in Wetlands

The Hidden Landscape Archaeology of Hatfield and Thorne Moors, Eastern England

Author: Henry P. Chapman,Benjamin R. Gearey

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781782971740

Category: History

Page: 205

View: 1963

The measurement and analysis of space is central to archaeological study, such as through the recording of site plans and sections and the interpretation of spatial relationships between artefacts and features. Modelling Hidden Landscapes details a different approach to the study of past patterns of environmental change within the broader framework of landscape archaeology. It utilizes a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and GIS modelling to investigate spatial and temporal patterns of Holocene landscape change for two raised mires in south Yorkshire: Hatfield and Thorne Moors. Whilst concerned with specific aspects of landscape evolution, such as peat growth and spread, the volume aims to illustrate the synergy which is generated through integrating spatial models with chronological modelling and stratigraphic, cartographic, topographical, environmental and archaeological information in order to better understand past landscapes, human activity and the archaeological record. Building on a rich legacy of previous palaeoenvironmental research on these moors, the data generated by this combined methodology has practical applications for current management concerns, including in situ preservation, heritage and policy.